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South Lyon Mayor

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Please provide biographical information and explain why you are running for City office and relevant qualities and skills you would bring to the position.

What are the top 3 Priority Issues that the city should address and what actions would you take regarding each of them?

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I'm an MIT graduate with degrees in Management Science and Computer Science & Engineering. I have experience in economics and statistical analysis and work as a software engineer at a major NASDAQ company. I am an active member of the South Lyon Kiwanis Club.
The budget, development of Volunteer Park, and downtown!

Budget: To bring fiscal strength to our community, we need to balance our budget without putting additional tax burdens on our Seniors who are on fixed incomes.

Volunteer Park: I will push to develop Volunteer Park to provide an outlet for recreation for our families and sporting community.

Downtown: I want to support the economic development of our downtown area and make it a place for everyone in our community to gather and have fun!
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I am a life long resident of South Lyon. I was a graduate of South Lyon High School class of 2001. My wife and I married in 2011. We have 2 beautiful daughters. My position with my career has given me the opportunity to run effective meetings working with different meeting programs such as EOS. I am in charge of roughly 15-45 employees on a daily basis and I work with many different personalities. Problem solving and multitasking is hourly occurrence in my position and I thrive in challenging situations.
1st. The city needs to operate with a balanced budget

2nd. The continued development of beautification of downtown

3rd. A permanent solution is needed for Bob Martins old position
Born right here in Michigan (Detroit), spending life growing up between Brighton-South Lyon-Ann Arbor; I've seen a lot of changes over the years many exciting, some in need of assistance. I'm a blessed family guy with Angela, the love of my life and our beautiful angels.

I served 17 years in Our Military serving (no break in service) in both the US Navy and Michigan Army National Guard as a Hospital Corpsman, SR EVAC Medic and Instructor. I also serve God in local ministries and in prayer for others. So my life has been largely spent in the service of aiding and helping others. A friend suggested that with my experiences and skill I should run. So I prayed about it. My life has been serving others so why not South Lyon!?

As a Navy Corpsman, Army Medic, Ambulance EMS you're trained to quickly assess a situation (approx 60sec) and determine the best actions to save someone.

That's what I'd like to help South Lyon with, solutions to our problems, stop the bleeding! And help grow our city.

I would like you to know I AM NOT a Politician! I go in help it's what I do, that's me.
1) Stagnant Growth in Business and non-existent city image

2). No voice for the people or businesses and their wants and desires

3). Abhorrent traffic, too many big semi- trucks, and speeding

4). Our Kids their safety, protection and things for them to do.

5). Respect for Our SLPD need for more officers, bike officers, citizen patrols/help

6). Regulation of redundancy in business' allowed too open and business hours

7). Need for a civic/activity center, community gardens, more city events and foot traffic
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